Static testing of the new Genoa bridge has started. Eight trucks are currently moving on the new viaduct on the Polcevera, which have entered the bridge on the east side, on the southbound carriageway, and have then redoed back, to continue with some maneuvers on the new structure. The operations will involve up to 54 articulated lorries, in addition to the 4 spmt modules for tests on the slip ramp with the A7 motorway.
The testing procedures of the new bridge started around 8 am and concern the zero phase of the tests on the agenda, which provides substantially viaduct settlement operations. According to the summary provided by the commissioner at this stage, the means are expected to pass
on the structure in a slow-moving tight formation to allow the structural adjustment of the deck.
It will follow the twist test with some vehicles running along the north and south carriageways and finally the braking test with some vehicles braking simultaneously at a defined point. After phase zero, you will take advantage of a break to bring other vehicles to the bridge and in the afternoon they will come
do the first static tests, which will also continue on Monday 20 July. The whole test is followed by the technicians of Anas, with Rina and Pergenova.